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Definition of the noun crib

What does crib mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cribs

  1. baby bed with high sides made of slats
  2. a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
  3. a bin or granary for storing grains
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: bin = a container; garner / granary = a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
    • more specific word: corncrib = a crib for storing and drying ears of corn
  4. the cards discarded by players at cribbage
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: playing card = one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
    • part of: cribbage = a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
  5. a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of crib: cribbage
    • more generic terms: card game / cards = a game played with playing cards

Alternative definition of the noun crib

noun

  1. [US] A baby’s bed (British and Australasian cot) with high, often slatted, often moveable sides, suitable for a child who has outgrown a cradle or bassinet.
  2. [British] A bed for a child older than a baby.
  3. [nautical] A small sleeping berth in a packet ship or other small vessel
  4. A wicker basket; compare Moses basket.
  5. A manger, a feeding trough for animals elevated off the earth or floor, especially one for fodder such as hay.
  6. The baby Jesus and the manger in a creche or Nativity scene, consisting of statues of Mary, Joseph and various other characters such as the magi.
  7. A bin for drying or storing grain, as with a corn crib.
  8. A small room or covered structure, especially one of rough construction, used for storage or penning animals.
  9. A confined space, as with a cage or office-cubicle
  10. [obsolete] A job, a position; (British), an appointment.
  11. A hovel, a roughly constructed building best suited to the shelter of animals but used for human habitation.
  12. [slang] One’s residence, or where one normally hangs out.
  13. A boxy structure traditionally built of heavy wooden timbers, to support an existing structure from below, as with a mineshaft or a building being raised off its foundation in preparation for being moved; see cribbing.
  14. [usually, plural] A collection of quotes or references for use in speaking, for for assembling a written document, or as an aid to a project of some sort; a crib sheet.
  15. [obsolete] A minor theft, extortion or embezzlement, with or without criminal intent.
  16. [cribbage]: Short for the card game cribbage.
  17. [cribbage]: The cards discarded by players and used by the dealer.
  18. [cryptography] A known piece of information corresponding to a section of encrypted text, that is then used to work out the remaining sections.
  19. [New Zealand, southern] A small holiday home, often near a beach and of simple construction.
  20. [Australia, New Zealand] A packed lunch taken to work.

Definition of the verb crib

What does crib mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: cribbed, cribbing

  1. use a crib, as in an exam
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: cheat / chisel = engage in deceitful behavior
  2. take unauthorized (intellectual material)
  3. line with beams or planks
    • example: crib a construction hole
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: line = cover the interior of

Alternative definition of the verb crib

verb

  1. [transitive] To place or confine in a crib.
  2. [intransitive] To collect one or more passages and/or references for use in a speech, written document or as an aid for some task; to create a crib sheet.
  3. [intransitive] To install timber supports, as with cribbing.
  4. [transitive, obsolete] To steal or embezzle, to cheat out of: petty thieving.
  5. [Indian English] To complain, to grumble

Person

Who is Crib?

Crib a.k.a. Carla MacLeod is a retired member of the Canadian national women's hockey team. Through her paternal grandmother, MacLeod is related to former Montreal Canadiens legend Maurice Richard.

Artwork

"Crib" is an artwork by Peter Eugene Ball.

Miscellanea

  1. Crib is a print ad.
  2. Crib is an accommodation feature.

Phrases with Crib

Phrases starting with the word Crib:

  1. Crib Note
  2. Crib Board
  3. crib death
  4. Crib Sheet
  5. Crib Mattress

Phrases ending with the word Crib:

  1. Corn crib
  2. Crack a Crib
  3. To Crack a Crib

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Crib

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Google previewGeological Survey Professional Paper (1976)

One of the operational data files being used for the storage of data on mineral resources is called CRIB (Computerized Resources Information Bank) (Calkins and others, 1973). CRIB is a general-purpose inventory and reference file on ...

Google previewReviews of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology 153 (2007)

Below is a summary of the functional domains present in members of each complex, CRIB is a Cdc42/Rac interactive binding site; GUK is a guanylate kinase homology domain, SH3 is a Src homology 3 domain; L27 is a Lin2/Lin7 homology ...

Google previewLife and Mind (2012)

A Philosophical Quest by Jürgen Lawrenz

The baby's crib is the site for one of nature's most remarkable developments, and therefore the best observational post for watching a child growing a mind. Your insights will be improved if you have animals in the house as well: a dog, a cat or ...

Google previewThe Essential Turing (2004)

by B. Jack. Copeland

A crib is a series of letters or words that are thought likely to occur in the plain language message that the cipher text encrypts. Say we have good reason to believe that the Wrst and fourth letters of the plain text are both E (perhaps a prisoner ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 2: Geography by Richard Pillsbury

Crib sizes differed widely, ranging from by feet to by feet, the length lying along the ridge. The single-crib barn was put to many uses and served many functions. Many had dirt floors and shed-roofed areas on one or more sides.

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1889)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Crib (popular and thieves), a house, room, They separated in the garden after they had cracked the crib. — fr. Kingslcy : Geoff rey Hamlyn. The term is used by others in a disparaging sense for a place, house, situation, restaurant. (Schools) ...

Google previewDictionary: English-Neapolitan; Neapolitan-English (2014)

by Dale Erwin, Tessa Fedele

shepherd, goatherd; figurine ofa crib; 'o ~ d' 'a maraveglia crib in a Christmas nativity scene, (fig.) someone who is playing dumb. pasturiello n.m. small figurine ofa crib in a nativity scene. 294 parrucchiano ...

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Quotes about Crib

The story about me, apocryphal or not, is that I could sing before I spoke. My parents went into bedroom one day and there I was standing in the crib singing God Bless America. (Linda Lavin)
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Scrabble value of C3R1I1B3

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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